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Cheryl L. Newport

Trusts & Estates

Cheryl is a paralegal in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group where she assists our attorneys with probate and trust administration, preparation of estate and gift tax returns and transferring our clients’ assets for estate planning purposes. 

In her over 19 years as a paralegal in an area of law that can be highly emotional, Cheryl has seen that “help” can take many forms.  For many clients, Cheryl assists by answering questions about transferring assets, taking them step-by-step through the probate and trust administration process or generally using her years of experience to help clients navigate through unfamiliar territory.  Cheryl recognizes that for others, “help” can be more abstract and she considers it equally important in her job to also assist clients by listening, being worthy of their trust and by understanding the personal difficulties that sometimes arise in this area of law.

Western Illinois University, B.A., 1995, Communication
Loyola University of Chicago, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 1998
Cheryl works with high net worth individuals and families who need assistance with estate and trust administration.


What is your favorite vacation spot?
Western Michigan. My family has been going there since the 1950's. It's a part of my childhood that I cherish and am now able to share with my children.
What's the first album you ever bought?
Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
What's the best piece of advice you ever received?
Stay true to yourself and the rest will fall into place.

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